As a freelance editorial writer I've written just over 30 Illustrated articles and features for various UK consumer and trade titles. Read on to find out more...
Rousham House Panorama

Examples of my Published Editorial Work

The subjects I like to write about are the countryside, gardens, heritage locations/travel, history and photography. So, if you're looking to commission some writing - either as an illustrated article or simply words alone, then please do get in touch, I'd love to hear from you.

THE BEST OF BRITISH GARDENS series | In January 2015, I was commissioned by The Countryman magazine to write and provide images for a major new series. The series - The Best of British Gardens - ran during 2015 and 2016 and I wrote ten 1000-word articles in total. It was left to me which gardens I wanted to cover, with the brief only stipulating that the gardens should cover differing periods of garden history and design and have an interesting story; oh, and ideally not include gardens that are regularly written about! Some examples from the series can be seen by clicking on the PDF titles (in bold) below:

A Potted History of British Gardens published in June 2015, began the series. Potted History Article © The Countryman/Andrew Baskott 2015

Rousham House gardens
Birthplace of the English Garden Landscape about Rousham House (left) in Oxfordshire, followed in July. Rousham House Article

An Ever-changing Masterpiece was published in August. Cottesbrooke Hall © The Countryman/Andrew Baskott 2015

A Hidden Artistic Gem followed in September, about the Arts & Crafts garden of Wyndcliff Court in Monmouthshire, Wales.

In October, Gloucestershire's Dutch jewel was featured. Westbury Court © The Countryman/Andrew Baskott 2015

West Green House gardens
The April 2016 issue featured A Garden to Sing About, exploring West Green House (left) in Hampshire. West Green House © The Countryman/Andrew Baskott 2016.

The Making of a Plantsman's Paradise in May, explored the gardens of Herterton House, Northumberland. Herterton House © The Countryman/Andrew Baskott 2016.

The June issue featured Easton Walled Garden, Lincolnshire in A Dream of Nirvana Revived. Easton Walled Garden © The Countryman/Andrew Baskott 2016.

Blenheim Palace seen across the great lake created by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown
(Left) The life of 'Capability Brown' was celebrated in the August 2016 issue in The Shakespeare of Gardening,Capability Brown © The Countryman/Andrew Baskott 2016

October's issue ended the series featuring the gardens of Biddulph Grange, Staffordshire in A Gardener's World.

Here are some kind words about my article 'THE MAKING OF A PLANTSMAN'S PARADISE' - published in The Countryman:
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... forty years of life and work summed up in one thousand words, which flow together and read beautifully! That, Andrew, is very clever and thoroughly well done. Frank Lawley - author and his wife Marjorie, owners and creators of Herterton House gardens, Northumberland.

In addition to The Countryman, I have also had illustrated articles/features published in:
MARKET NEWSLETTER - The former monthly trade magazine for freelance photographers

The magazine page layouts (as PDFs) are the Copyright © of The Countryman (Country Publications Ltd) 2015 - 2016. As such, no images nor article (in whole or part) may be copied, reproduced or published in any form without written permission. All other content & images © Andrew Baskott 2020. All rights reserved. Fair use is not an excuse.

© Andrew Baskott 2021. All Rights Reserved. Fair use is not an excuse